Guided Meditations


Meditation: Opening to the Flow
Meditation: Opening to the Flow (24:17 min.)
This meditation begins with gathering awareness of the breath. We then reflect on our...
Meditation: Breathing Our Way to Peace & Freedom
Meditation: Breathing Our Way to Peace & Freedom (19:38 min.)
This meditation guides us in collecting attention with an intentional long deep breath, and...
Meditation: The Heartspace that is Home
Meditation: The Heartspace that is Home (25:07 min.)
“No matter how far you’ve wandered, this heartspace – this awake tender awareness –...
Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body
Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body (19:51 min.)
This meditation scans the body and directly invites the awakening of key energy centers...
Meditation: Awake & Open Awareness
Meditation: Awake & Open Awareness (21:02 min.)
This calming meditation practice helps settle the mind with the breath and then opens...
Meditation: Presence and Breath
Meditation: Presence and Breath (21:40 min.)
This simple meditation guides us to wake up awareness of the body, and rest...
Meditation: Letting Go of Doing
Meditation: Letting Go of Doing (21:51 min.)
Meditation becomes truly freeing in the moments when there is no controlling whatsoever; when...
Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence
Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence (22:56 min.)
We spend great swaths of time in a trance that removes us from awareness...
Meditation: Saying Yes to Life
Meditation: Saying “Yes” to Life (21:53 min.)
We are conditioned to scan for “what’s wrong” and contract our body and mind...
Meditation: Breath by Breath - inviting Relaxation and Ease
Meditation: Breath by Breath – Inviting Relaxation and Ease (16:47 min.)
This meditation invites relaxation and ease. We begin with a long deep breathing that...
Meditation: Natural, Open Awareness
Meditation: Natural, Open Awareness (16:54 min.)
When we are stressed, our attention narrows and fixates, often into obsessive thinking, worry...
Meditation: Blessings of Love
Meditation: Blessings of Love (11:28 min)
A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through...
Meditation: Opening to the Waves
Meditation: Opening to the Waves (20:19 min.)
When we are lost in thought, we lose touch with the aliveness and awareness...
Meditation: The Silence That's Listening
Meditation: The Silence That’s Listening (morning on retreat) (27:15 min.)
Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and connect...
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat) (30:03 min.)
~ an Open Awareness Meditation ~ When our awareness is awake and open, we...
Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts
Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts (36:53 min)
Forgiveness for others becomes possible when we’ve held our own being with great compassion....
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen - Radical Compassion
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen – Radical Compassion (32:43 min)
We are conditioned to avoid suffering – our own and others. By pulling away,...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Guided Reflection on Inhabiting This Body (12:50 min)
When we are not inhabiting our bodies, we are not experiencing our full aliveness....
Meditation: Aliveness and Presence
Meditation: Aliveness and Presence (20:02 min.)
This meditation includes a body scan, using the imagery of a smile, and establishing...
Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body
Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body (19 min.)
Our being has many frequencies of aliveness and as we attend to the more...